Other Activities

Leukerbad Other Activities

Leukerbad has plenty of activities for non-skiers. There are 40km of winter walking trails, tobogganing and, most importantly of all, as many as 30 thermal baths (public and private) open day and night. Besides the alpine skiing and snowboarding on Torrent there’s 30km of cross-country skiing around lake “Daubensee” on Gemmi.

Cross-Country Skiing in Leukerbad

There’s 30km of cross-country skiing including trails at village level (5km) or on the Gemmi around Lake Daubensee and the Lämmernboden area. Cross-country skiing lessons are available from the Official Swiss Snow Sports School in Leukerbad.

Winter walking in Leukerbad

Leukerbad has 40km of winter walking trails including short, long, steep and flat trails in the village and above Gemmipass (2,350m). The classic Gemmi hike from the cable car station on Gemmi past Daubensee to the Sunnbűel cable car above Kandersteg and back takes 3-4 hours. There are shorter 1½ hour walking trails from Rinderhűtte (2,350m) down to Torrentalp (1,920m) middle gondola station and from behind the Sportsarena to the pretty hamlets of Birchmen and Bodmen. Shorter still is the 45 minute walk from Dorfplatz in Leukerbad through larch forests to the Weidstűbli mountain restaurant

Snow shoeing and tobogganing in Leukerbad

The Gemmi area also includes two marked snowshoe trails each of which takes about 4½ and 2½ hours respectively. Snow shoe guiding including shorter snow shoe tours can be arranged at the Official Swiss Snowsports School office in Leukerbad. Tobogganing enthusiasts can enjoy two toboggan runs down to Lake Daubensee on Gemmi each of which is about 1km long.

Leukerbad Burgerbad

The Burgerbad public thermal baths in the centre of Leukerbad is one ofthe biggest thermal spas in the Alps with 10 pools and two water slides. The Burgerbad attracts lots of families and there are over 1,000 lockers for changing so it’s a very public place indeed and extremely noisy rather than relaxing at peak times. But it’s worth visiting, if only once during your stay, and especially at quieter times during the day when most people are skiing. If you’re an adrenaline, junky be sure to try the 120m water slide which is fast and enjoyably scary when ridden in total darkness at night! There’s also a more family friendly 100m water slide. For more information and prices go to www.burgerbad.ch

Lindner Alpentherme

For an altogether more relaxing spa experience try Lindner Alpentherme. A self-described wellness temple with 2 thermal pools (indoor and outdoor), a sauna village and over 200 health and beauty treatments, Leukerbad’s Lindner Alpentherme is the biggest and highest spa and wellness centre in Europe and is open daily from 8am until 8pm. Facilities include the impressive Roman-Irish Bath and the sauna village which is open until 10pm and highly recommended. For more information and prices go to www.lindner.de/en/LHAT

Leukernad Rehazentrum


Leukerbad’s Rehabilitation Centre specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and is home to the Swiss Olympic Medical Centre which offers training and treatment advice to the country’s elite athletes. The Rehabilitation Centre has two thermal pools (indoor and outdoor). Treatments are available on a residential (90 beds) or outpatient basis.

Leukerbad Sportarena

Leukerbad’s impressive Sportarena is situated next to the Park Erli nursery slopes and about 400m from the centre of Leukerbad. Facilities include an indoor ice rink for skating, curling and ice hockey, a climbing wall, 3 indoor tennis courts, 2 squash courts, badminton, a gymnasium and fitness equipment. For more information go to http://www.sportarenaleukerbad.ch/de/welcome.cfm

Leukerbad Summer Activities

Summer actitivies include over 200km hiking trails, sport climbing, mountain biking, Helsana Swiss running and walking trails, paragliding, tennis and golf. There’s also sailing at Europe’s highest catamaran sailing school on Lake Daubensee and sport climbing on Switzerland’s longest via ferrata on Daubenhorn which features 216 metres of fixed ladders and over 2,000 metres of steel cable.

For more information contact the Tourist Office in Leukerbad:

Leukerbad Tourism
CH-3954 Leukerbad
Tel: +41 (0) 27 472 71 71
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.leukerbad.ch

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